Sunday, December 18, 2016

TECH Dozens -- Week ending Saturday 12/17/16

Last update: Sunday 12/18/16 @ 2:30 pm
This week's cover =  Bill Gates  and other tech billionaires commit $1 billion to clean energy venture fund ... Other top stories = Trump's tech summit in his Tower ... Facebook fights fake news??? ... White House blames Putin for election hacks

... Last TECH Dozens & Daily in 2016 ...

The Digital Learning Lab's favorite tweets about how HBCUs and other organizations are promoting skills that yield more diverse employment opportunities and more diverse entrepreneurial opportunities in information technology (#DiversityInTech) ... plus tweets about significant innovations in Ed Tech and Info Tech ... Big news, interesting stories, insightful comments, and good reads ... for the week ending Saturday 12/17/16.

A. HBCUS | B. Ed Tech | C. Info Tech | D. Hackers | E. Views | F. Chuckles

Calendars:  #EdTech and #DiversityInTech 

Top Stories 2015: Q1 | Q2 | Q3 | Q4




Cover Story ... Clean Energy Fund ++++++++++++ 
  1. Bill Gates, Jack Ma, Masayoshi Son and other tech elite commit $1 billion to clean energy fund ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Recode, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Forbes, M.I.T. Technology Review, NY Times, TechCrunch ... and Breakthrough Energy Fund
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A. HBCUS ... Dozen 

... DLL Editor's note -- The nation's 100 plus HBCUs are currently finishing the Fall semester and preparing for the Xmas/Winter break. So there won't be much tech news from HBCUs until after the new year begins.


B. Ed Tech ... Dozen + 1
  1. Many students can not tell the difference between sponsored article & real news:
  1. Didn't catch the on election results impact on ? Watch the recording to learn more!
  1. This year’s EdTech innovations include immersive learning:
  1. Does spending more on schools improve education? A new study suggests it does.

  1. Higher-Ed Edtech Conferences You Need to Know for 2017:

  1. "Where is US going?" Read our summary from with + more.
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Competency-Based Education (CBE) ...


  1. Our latest article, Competency-Based Education: Saving Students Time & Money, is now available!
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MOOCs, online, blended, flipped ...
  1. City College of San Francisco can't prove It taught 16,000 online students
  1. UT Austin and : What do we know about whether they work? W/ via
  1. . provides online training modules to assist users in accessing, navigating & using NCES . Details:
  1. “There's growing mismatch between educational needs and this idea of once-in-a-lifetime education at college.”
  1. 100 million reasons to celebrate our learners: We’re honored so many of you have enrolled in courses on Coursera!
  1. edX will cross 10M registered users by the end of 2016. Read more about their 2016 here:
C. Info Tech ... Issues in the broader technical environment that impact teaching, learning, research, hackers, and entrepreneurs ...  Dozen + 7

Top Story #1 ... Trump tech summit ++++++++++++++
  1. Jobs, immigration and China topped the agenda during Trump's meeting with Tech Inc. ... DLL Editor's note -- Attendees, agenda, who said what, who sat next to whom also covered by Business Insider, Digital Trends, NY Times, VentureBeat, The Verge, Wall Street Journal ... Absentees noted by Engadget (Twitter), Business Insider (Zuckerberg)
  1. Elon Musk and Uber CEO Travis Kalanick will advise Trump on business issues  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by CNET, Forbes, Business Insider, TheNextWeb
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Top Story #2 ... Facebook's fake news +++++++++++
  1. Facebook finally attempts to do something about its fake news problem  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by NY Times, Mashable, Wall Street Journal, CNET, Computerworld, Ars Technica, Bloomberg, Recode, Fast Company, Business Insider
  1. Facebook by far leads Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube as a source of news for U.S. adults
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  1. The top 15 events that happened in space in 2016
  1. At SXSW 2017, two days of sessions covering how the tech sector will change under Trump.
  1. FCC chairman Tom Wheeler’s departure is the death knell for net neutrality. ... DLL Editor's note -- Chairman Wheeler's resignation also covered by Wired, PC Mag, Ars Technica
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  1. Intel is making a big bet on its data center
  1. Apple held talks to invest in $100 billion SoftBank technology fund via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Bloomberg ... A political advantage was suggested by Recode
  1. .: Oracle's cloud business is accelerating.  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by ZDNet
  1. Amazon claims another victim: Cisco kills its $1 billion cloud
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Self-driving vehicles ...

  1. California to Uber: Stop your self-driving cabs right now or else  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Wired, TechCrunch, VentureBeat, Business Insider ... Uber's continued defiance of the CA DMV covered by Bloomberg, TechCrunch
  1. Here’s where the self-driving car stands right now
  1. . will build a fleet of self-driving in Michigan next year  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, Business Insider
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Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, bots, robotics ...
  1. What Google, Microsoft, and Amazon did this week in the race to be everyone's favorite virtual assistant
  1. Robot arm can be controlled with thoughts, no brain implant needed
  1. Microsoft will release a translator app in AI race against Google
  1. IEEE puts out a first draft guide for how tech can achieve ethical AI design
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Cybersecurity, privacy, & cybercrime ...


Top Story #3 ... White House blames Putin ++++++++++++
  1. The White House suggests Putin personally involved in DNC hack  .. DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Engadget, The Verge ... Obama's subsequent comments covered by TechCrunch, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Insider ... Donna Brazil's disagreement covered by AOL
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D. Hackers ... Dozen + 5
  1. Here at the inaugural DC Innovation Awards. Acceptance speeches = tweet length
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Diversity In Tech ... stats & strategies
  1. Pinterest has lowered its hiring goals for women in engineering roles
  1. View ’s 2015 Impact Summary: We Worked With More Than 6,000 Students (of all ages last year)!:
  1. Our Summer Intensive program creates pathways to entrepreneurial success in tech for Black & Latino boys
  1. Slack made diversity a priority while quadrupling head count
  1. Google age-discrimination lawsuit trial date is two years away
  1. Infographic: The increasing diversity of the IT workforce
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Founders, execs, and techs
  1. Meet The Gates Foundation’s New Deputy Director in Higher Education:
  1. Why Brian Williams decided to shut down PurchaseBlack
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Coding & Coders
  1. Android Things is Google’s new OS for smart devices. via  ... DLL Editor's note -- This story also covered by Mashable
  1. Obama helped increase attention on computer science education this year, but the $4B never came through. :(
  1. Microsoft's R Server 9: more predictive analytics, in more places by
  1. GitHub is building a coder's paradise. It's not cheap
E. Tech Views -- Comments, opinions, and long forms ... Dozen
  1. Why Facebook, Amazon and Google all desperately need you to know the robots are coming
  1. AI is making strides, but it has a long way to go
  1. Career Pathways: Expanding Higher Education’s Role cc:
  1. Why Faculty Still Don’t Want to Teach Online
  1. Quantum gravity research could unearth the true nature of time:
  1. Jeff Bezos is one of several tech execs meeting with Trump this week. Things might get, ahem, awkward:
  1. Tech companies' diversity reports are designed to ignore black and Latina women
Long form ... good reads ... :-)
  1. The Great A.I. Awakening
  1. How two men reshaped everything from Wall Street to medicine to baseball
  1. Here's why you should support a universal basic income
  1. The Perfect Weapon: How Russian Cyberpower Invaded the U.S. ... DLL Editor's note -- This NY Times article provides a thorough review of Russia's efforts to hack U.S. voters against Clinton/for Trump
F. Chuckles ... 1/6th-Dozen
  1. House intelligence chairman: There's no need for further investigation into Russian hacking
  1. Obama on Russia hacking the US election: 'We need to take action and we will'  ... DLL Editor's note -- tick, tick, tick, tick ... :-(
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